Venus Envy, an auction that funded area activists' trip to the March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C., was a thoroughly engaging event, from the sex toys and fetish wear that generated top-dollar donations to Missy Koonce's quick-witted work as host. But the evening's final item, a sacrilicious novelty kit, attracted the most interest. The Divine Intervention set, which included breathtakingly blasphemous plastic figurines, spurred bids to high heaven. Koonce prompted the frenzy with her lightning-baiting emphasis on the terms crucifix dildo
and baby Jesus butt plug
. The passion indeed.